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Michelle de Kretser: Scary Monsters

Sun 11 Sep, 3pm

The latest literary triumph from two-time Miles Franklin winner Michelle de Kretser, Scary Monsters comprises two novellas, with two front covers. One is set in 1980s France and the other in a dystopian Australia – both are unforgettable stories of migration. Devastating yet darkly funny, the dual novel turns experiences of exile and belonging upside-down. De Kretser appears in conversation with Deputy Director of the Monash Asia Institute Mridula Nath Chakraborty to discuss this ‘novel of luminous intelligence and profound depth, written with verve, humour and exceptional elegance’ (Monica Ali).

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